We believe that nutrition is a basic right for everyone.
Food is a value to be experienced and shared on a social level.
We promote mindful consumption
to encourage better lifestyles and protect the resources of our planet.
The only way to guarantee the pleasure and quality of nutrition is by implementing sustainable development policies.
If we wish to do business today, we must always consider our charter, as it is a statement of responsibility, social commitment and love for our planet and those who live on it. It is, for all intents and purposes, a statement of civility.
In 2015 the United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a list of 17 ambitious targets that all countries should reach by 2030
These goals are an essential global reference framework for us when creating our sustainability programmes and long-term development projects.
In 2017, we conducted over 13,000 analyses to verify food safety. We donated over 50,000 meals and 2 tonnes of products to charitable organisations. We worked hard to increase the number of products from sustainable supply chains.
In 2017, we invested €350,000 in culture, giving every working member a cultural voucher. Employees participated in over 90,000 hours of training and more than 7,000 people (mostly children and teenagers) participated in CIRFOOD’s food education projects.
One of our greatest achievements in 2017 was obtaining ISO 50001 certification. We increased energy consumption monitoring through a customised IT platform and invested €3.4 million in energy consumption reduction.
Many results show our commitment to achieving these objectives in 2017: investments of €42.2 million; continuous increase in net equity and employment; €4 million in free meals; €1.5 million in supplementary health care; €900,000 in income support; over €400,000 in holiday gifts; €2.2 million in patronage dividends to members. We work continuously to implement our “NoixNoi” welfare programme and invest in both safety training and careful accident monitoring.
In 2017, we implemented a Life Cycle Assessment system, a project to create software for food waste prevention and a circular economy project.
There are many numbers that describe the CIRFOOD’s sustainability. Each of them attest our commitment to respect and preserve the economic, social and environmental resources of our planet, thinking of future generations.
BEEF FROM ANIMALS BORN, RAISED AND BUTCHERED IN ITALY
TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION
SELF-PRODUCED RENEWABLE ENERGY
TOTAL WATER CONSUMPTION
ENERGY USED TO PRODUCE AND TRANSPORT
6,790 kJ /
WATER USED TO PRODUCE ONE MEAL
IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY
DECREASED ENERGY CONSUMPTION WITH RESPECT TO 2016
SELF-PRODUCED RENEWABLE ENERGY
INCREASED USE OF PAPER SHEETS
WEIGHING 75 G OR LESS
DISPOSED OF LESS USED OIL THAN IN 2016
ELECTRONIC WASTE DISPOSED IN 2017
hazardous 13,672 kg;
non-hazardous 26,338 kg
The results of our approach can be seen in our Sustainability Report. Here you can find the abridged version, that offers a concise overview of our company, objectives and actions, as well as the values of solidity and authority upon which our identity is built.
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